It’s an intense weekend of NFL action not only for teams battling for playoff positioning but also for fantasy football enthusiasts. All season-long fantasy football leagues have now moved into their league playoffs and daily fantasy football operators like DraftDay are hosting huge one-day only contests with cash prizes on the line.
Pittsburgh Steelers players have been particularly hard to handicap for fantasy football purposes this season. A murky backfield situation and injuries to Ben Roethlisberger have given fantasy players fits with regards to figuring out “Sit or Start” scenarios involving Steelers players. Here is our rundown of where various fantasy-relevant Steelers players rank relative to their counterparts from around the NFL:
Deciding whether or not to start Ben Roethlisberger over another quarterback in your fantasy football playoffs? Some are lucky enough to own one of the few quarterbacks who is a clearly better option for their fantasy squad over Roethlisberger, but many Roethlisberger-owners find themselves with a roughly equally attractive option. Here are a few of the “close calls” at quarterback for fantasy football in Week 15 as they compare to Roethlisberger. Players listed above Roethlisberger would rate as superior options while those listed below should be overlooked in favor of Big Ben.
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Like Roethlisberger, Jonathan Dwyer is worthy of discussion among other middle-of-the-pack options at running back. Here are players ranked closely to Dwyer in Week 15:
At wide receiver, Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown are ranked rather close together, about as closely as two receivers from the same team can be ranked with exceptions of Roddy White and Julio Jones of Atlanta and Dez Bryant and Miles Austin of Dallas. Here are where Wallace and Brown rate relative to other receivers:
Heath Miller is one of the highest ranked tight ends in fantasy for Week 15 thanks in large part to a Cowboys defense that has been simply dreadful at shutting down opposing tight ends this season. Here is where Miller ranks relative to other players at his position from around the league:
Good luck with the remainder of your hair-splitting fantasy football decisions for Week 15 this season!